February 20, 2014 1 Comment
Eager to ride your bike this spring?
Learn to get it ready yourself with a little help from MSU Bikes!
Come to the MSU Bikes Service Center and learn some quick tips for getting your bike ready to ride and simple repairs that require very few tools or special skills. Each 1-hr. session will cover a different set of topics plus one open session: changing flats, proper lubing/ oiling, proper fit, adjusting your brakes/ shifters, tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding, and emergency wheel repair/ intro to wheel truing (see below for rough agenda).
These 1-hr. workshops will be free, but will require RSVPs (using this Doodle scheduler) as they’ll be limited to 10 people per session. You can bring your bike with you if you’d like to practice on your own bike or have it looked at by one of our staff. If we don’t get at least 3 people per session they’ll be cancelled. PLEASE include your email address with your name so we can let you know if it’s cancelled, or other last minute things that might arise.
Classes will all be held at the MSU Bikes Service Center and start at 5:30 pm (except for the first one which will be a lunch-hour class) and focus on the following (assuming we have enough people signing up that is; I’ll be happy to cover topics not listed for those who can’t make certain sessions too):
1: Proper lubing, changing flats, proper fit - Feb. 27, 2014, noon – 1 pm
2: Proper lubing, tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding – Mar. 4 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
3: Tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding, basic wheel truing/ emergency wheel repairs - Mar. 6 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
4: Basic wheel truing/ emergency wheel repairs, other emergency road repair tips (what to pack in your on-bike tool kit) – Mar. 11 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5: Basics of bike commuting – riding tips and gear considerations - Mar. 13 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6: Open class format - ask your own questions and specific bike issues – Mar. 18 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm